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“Cedar Cove” receives greenlight, begins production for Hallmark Channel

Melissa Hayer Published: October 18, 2012
Andie MacDowell stars in "Cedar Cove." -  Hallmark Channel Photo
Andie MacDowell stars in "Cedar Cove." - Hallmark Channel Photo


Hallmark Channel’s first primetime series “Cedar Cove” has been given a greenlight and is beginning production in Vancouver led by veteran show runner Carl Binder (“SGU Stargate Universe, “Dr. Quinn Medicine Woman,” according to a news release.

Details on “Cedar Cove,” provided by Hallmark Channel, are as follows:

“Cedar Cove” is based on a series of beloved novels from New York Times #1 bestselling author Debbie Macomber.

The series stars internationally acclaimed movie star and Golden Globe nominee, Andie MacDowell (“Four Weddings & A Funeral,” “Green Card,” “sex, lies, and videotape”) and veteran actor Dylan Neal (“Blood Ties,” “Dawson’s Creek”).

The pedigree of the series is further enhanced by Executive Producers Dan Wigutow, Caroline Moore and Michael Scott, the team responsible for Hallmark Channel’s top-rated Original Movies, “Debbie Macomber’s Mrs. Miracle,” “Debbie Macomber’s Call Me Mrs. Miracle,” and “Debbie Macomber’s Trading Christmas” in 2009, 2010 and 2011, respectively.  “Cedar Cove” will feature a two-hour sneak peek for devoted fans exclusively on Hallmark Channel, Saturday, January 19 (9 p.m. ET/PT, 8c) before the series joins the weekly schedule in early spring.

In “Cedar Cove,” MacDowell plays Judge Olivia Lockhart whose Cedar Cove Municipal Court is the professional milieu and social microcosm of issues the judge will face in her own day-to-day life with family and friends.  Neal plays Jack Griffith, the new editor of the Cedar Cove Chronicle, and budding love interest for Judge Lockhart.

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